Mega Abomasnow Raid Counters Guide

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Abomasnow (Mega)

Mega Abomasnow is the final mega raid boss of 2020 in Pokémon Go. Due to its 2x weakness to the Fire type, its best counters are strong Fire type mega evolutions such as Mega Charizard Y, Mega Houndoom and Mega Charizard X.

It is strongly recommended to use mega evolved Pokémon not just because of their inherent raw power, but also for the added bonus in damage output by all Fire type Pokémon in the raid battle. That said, Pokémon like Reshiram, Unovan Darmanitan and Chandelure are also excellent Pokémon to use in the battle.

It is quite possible to duo Mega Abomasnow in Sunny or Sunny weather, particularly with the use of mega evolved Fire type Pokémon. In all other cases, around 3-5 trainers with strong and high level Fire type Pokémon can take down Mega Abomasnow with relative ease, no matter what the weather in the game is like.

This write-up will serve as a comprehensive guide to successfully beating Mega Abomasnow in the raid with the best counters, its catch CP range, the stats and the moveset analysis of Mega Abomasnow.


Mega Abomasnow Counters

Since Shadow Pokémon are extremely expensive to power up and require specific events to remove Frustration with a Charge TM, they will NOT be listed as raid counters in this article. That being said, if you have the shadow form of a listed raid counter Pokémon powered up and TMed, use it.

Let’s check out the top raid counters for Mega Abomasnow:

# Pokemon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Reshiram Fire Fang Fire Overheat Fire 361.64s 13.63
2. Darmanitan Fire Fang Fire Overheat Fire 365.90s 16.00
3. Darmanitan (Standard) Fire Fang Fire Overheat Fire 368.64s 16.63
4. Entei Fire Fang Fire Overheat Fire 396.75s 12.25
5. Chandelure Fire Spin Fire Overheat Fire 384.16s 16.25
6. Moltres Fire Spin Fire Overheat Fire 389.70s 14.75
7. Blaziken Fire Spin Fire Blast Burn Fire 384.80s 17.25
8. Heatran Fire Spin Fire Flamethrower Fire 417.83s 8.88
9. Emboar Ember Fire Blast Burn Fire 407.80s 17.13
10. Flareon Fire Spin Fire Flamethrower Fire 414.38s 17.25
11. Victini Quick Attack Normal V-create Fire 435.58s 12.50
12. Infernape Fire Spin Fire Blast Burn Fire 417.26s 18.38
13. Charizard Fire Spin Fire Blast Burn Fire 422.66s 18.88
14. Typhlosion Incinerate Fire Blast Burn Fire 432.88s 17.50
15. Ho-Oh Incinerate Fire Sacred Fire Fire 446.04s 14.13
16. Pyroar Fire Fang Fire Overheat Fire 434.69s 18.13
17. Pyroar Fire Fang Fire Overheat Fire 436.52s 18.13
18. Magmortar Fire Spin Fire Fire Blast Fire 446.65s 18.25
19. Arcanine Fire Fang Fire Flamethrower Fire 452.24s 18.00
20. Houndoom Fire Fang Fire Flamethrower Fire 452.28s 20.38
21. Delphox Fire Spin Fire Flamethrower Fire 464.32s 18.38
22. Salamence Fire Fang Fire Fire Blast Fire 463.68s 23.83
23. Incineroar Fire Fang Fire Fire Blast Fire 483.37s 17.00
24. Rampardos Smack Down Rock Flamethrower Fire 473.09s 30.33
25. Heatmor Fire Spin Fire Flamethrower Fire 500.45s 22.20
26. Mewtwo Psycho Cut Psychic Flamethrower Fire 492.27s 22.80
27. Simisear Fire Spin Fire Flamethrower Fire 490.69s 23.33
28. Salazzle Incinerate Fire Fire Blast Fire 495.30s 23.20
29. Meloetta (Pirouette) Low Kick Fighting Fire Punch Fire 519.47s 24.50
30. Zacian Fire Fang Fire Iron Head Steel 556.92s 11.00
31. Zacian (Hero) Fire Fang Fire Close Combat Fighting 571.40s 10.00
32. Rapidash Fire Spin Fire Fire Blast Fire 523.17s 22.00
33. Metagross Bullet Punch Steel Meteor Mash Steel 556.42s 17.00
34. Magmar Ember Fire Flamethrower Fire 527.38s 23.00
35. Terrakion Smack Down Rock Sacred Sword Fighting 522.00s 24.00

* marks a Legacy Move

Best Mega Pokémon for Mega Abomasnow raids

# Pokemon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Charizard (Mega Y) Fire Spin Fire Blast Burn Fire 224.95s 8.63
2. Charizard (Mega X) Fire Spin Fire Blast Burn Fire 259.60s 10.00
3. Houndoom (Mega) Fire Fang Fire Fire Blast Fire 281.35s 11.63

Mega Charizard Y and Mega Houndoom are the prime Fire type megas in the meta right now and are designed to melt down Mega Abonamsow ruthlessly.

Mega Charizard Y boasts of an absolutely monstrous ATK stat of 319, putting even the likes of Mewtwo to shame. Armed with the ever-dependable Community Day Fire type killer duo of Fire Spin and the nuking Blast Burn, Mega Charizard Y is your best bet at duoing Mega Abomasnow raids. There should be no shortage of Charizard mega energy after its October Community Day and as such, this is your most lethal Fire type to finish off Mega Abomasnow.

With a mighty impressive ATK stat of 289, Mega Houndoom is your next best choice to spell doom for Mega Abomasnow. This hellish hound has the firepower to scare the living daylights out of Mega Abomasnow with the impressive combo of Fire Fang and Flamethrower. Release the hound!


How to get Mega Abomasnow

You cannot catch Abomasnow in its mega evolved form from the raid. The mega raid boss is always catchable in its base form and as such, the CP ranges are for a regular Abomasnow.

Abomasnow can be caught with the following CP values:

  • 1148- 1349 CP at level 20, no weather boost
  • 1436- 1687 CP at level 25 with Sunny Sunny or Snow weather boost

Mega Abomasnow Stats

Abomasnow (Mega) GrassIce
CP at lvl 40 3405
ATK 240 DEF 191 HP 207
Weak to Strong Against
Fire Bug Fighting Flying Poison Rock Steel Ground Rock Water Dragon Flying Grass

 


Mega Abomasnow Moveset Analysis

Fast Moves Charge Moves
  • Razor Leaf Grass
  • Powder Snow Ice
  • Energy Ball Grass
  • Blizzard Ice
  • Weather Ball Ice
  • Outrage Dragon

Credit to Pokebattler.com for the simulation data

Mega Abomasnow sporting Grass type moves is a walk in the park for Fire types. Particularly, Mega Charizard Y as well as X boast of heavy resistance to the Grass type, making it ideal to use these two.

With Ice type moves, Mega Abomasnow does its best damage. In this case, Mega Houndoom takes the driver’s seat in terms of resistingIce type moves. That said, Mega Charizard Y’s terrifying ATK stat and Blast Burn make it shred apart Mega Abomasnow.

Outrage does decent neutral damage to almost everyFire type except Heatran and deals super-effective damage to the might of Reshiram.


At the end of the day, your Fire Pokémon have enough firepower in them to shrug away those leaves and snowflakes from Mega Abomasnow.

Mega Abomasnow will outperform Mamoswine as an Ice type attacker and is undoubtedly an excellent Pokémon to take down the mighty Dragon types.

Wish you a Happy Winter and loads of enjoyment bagging a high IV and/or possibly a shiny Abomasnow

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